Not quite up there with Wes Anderson’s best (The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox) but still a pleasantly offbeat comedy. Rushmore, like all of Anderson’s films, is not laugh-out-loud funny but subtly comedic. Jason Schwartzman takes an incredibly pretentious 15 year-old who’s way in over his head at everything he attempts, and renders him absolutely likeable. His extremely elaborate school plays are amazing, too. Anderson’s breakthrough wasn’t as satisfying as I hoped, though. It sort of never truly takes off.
Not only is this my favorite Wes Anderson film, it’s one of my favorite films period.
Wow. Really? Guess it just doesn’t do it for me.
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